cast-iron plant

noun

Definition of cast-iron plant

: a commonly cultivated foliage plant (Aspidistra elatior)

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so called from its hardiness

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“Cast-iron plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast-iron%20plant. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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